The Queensland Curtis LNG Project (QCLNG) is well on track with construction of pipelines, compression stations and central processing plants well advanced, creating thousands of QCLNG jobs during construction and more in operation.
Major contractor Thiess, which has a $1.8 billion contract involving the construction of 18 field compression stations and four central processing plants in the Surat Basin, has created over 1000 jobs and is looking to increase this to 2600 jobs by early 2014 as they finish construction and move into pre-commissioning of the facilities.
The facilities, near Dalby, Chinchilla and Wandoan, will process gas from CSG wells, which will be transported through an underground pipeline network to Curtis Island near Gladstone, where the gas will be liquefied for transport.
QCLNG Project Director Mitch Ingram said: “. . . this work will continue to provide opportunities for qualified local contractors to supply associated services, which increases the capacity of local industry.
“The contract also includes a plan that ensures local workers have access to jobs and training opportunities.”
About 12,000 people are working with QGC and its Queensland Curtis LNG Project. The company has invested more than A$14.9 billion since 2010, 64% of which – or A$9.6 billion – has gone to Queensland firms.
Transfield Services and Clough are two other large contractors working on the QCLNG project , in a 50/50 joint venture (TSCJV).
Stage one work, with an estimated value of A$80 million, commenced in October 2012 and includes early site civil works and front end planning work for the construction phase of compression facilities in central Queensland. On completion of this phase, and subject to mutual agreement between the Joint Venture and QGC, the contract will extend to the construction and fabrication of eight field compression stations and two central processing plants.
Contractor Clough Limited, is a joint venture partner in many more large LNG projects including the Wheatstone and Gorgon Projects in WA and Ichthys Project in NT, ensuring Australia-wide LNG jobs for workers with the right training.
Thiess Jobs: you can find current mining jobs opportunities here
Transfield jobs: find our more about Transfeld jobs here
Clough jobs: find out more about Clough jobs here
Other LNG jobs Australia
The boom in demand for Australian natural gas from Asia, and the development of new sources such as coal seam gas from Queensland`s Bowen and Surat Basins, has sent export expectations soaring. Australian Pacific LNG has plans to drill 10,000 gas wells in the Bowen Basin and Surat Basin in the next 30 years.
Add to that the new technologies such as Floating LNG which will increase production and lower infrastructure costs, the future of LNG in Australia looks very promising.
If you’re not sure what types of LNG jobs in Australia are in demand, here’s a link
- LNG jobs for the Arrow Curtis Island LNG project in Queensland
- View a list of training courses you can do to prepare for LNG jobs
Call 0403 560 594 for more information on training courses to help you get into the LNG industry in Queensland.